Verbascum, Hybrid Mullein, Ornamental Mullein 'Copper Rose'

Verbascum

Family: Scrophulariaceae (skrof-yoo-larr-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Verbascum (ver-BASK-um) (Info)
Cultivar: Copper Rose

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Biennials

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Silver/Gray

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Flowers are good for cutting

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

Unknown - Tell us

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Coral/Apricot

Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Barbourville, Kentucky

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Kelso, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 15, 2009, Clary from Lewisburg, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

I grew this plant from seed (Thompson Morgan). I grew 2 other types of verbascum from seed at the same time. After the second year and the first flush of flowers I pulled them all out.

The leaves of verbascum are quite large and took up a lot of space in the garden. The largest leaves at the base of the plant matted down neighboring plants and became yellow and soggy.

The flower stalks of all the verbascum varieties I grew were weak and the flowers were very delicate. They didn't hold up to even a day of drizzle. When the petals fell they plastered everything around them (like cherry blossom petals) - the plant ended up looking like a brown, soggy wedding cake. I tried in vain to prop up the stems, but they were too tender and merely draped over any support.... read more

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